Gap between countertop and stove

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Old 12-28-07, 08:01 PM
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Gap between countertop and stove

There is a very slight gap between my countertop and stove (I left enough to be able to get the stove in and out - maybe 1/16" - 1/8" on either side). Crumbs and the like are falling in between and getting stuck.

Anyway, I saw a commercial for removeable caulk and wonder if this would work for my applicaiton. The countertop is smooth granite and the stove edge is smooth plastic or metal.

I will infrequently remove the stove so I figure this would be a good solution.

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Sealing The Gap

I Would Use A Clear Silicon Caulk... Apply It And Then Smooth It With A Wet Sponge... Later, If You Need To Move The Range, Cut The Silicon With A Razor Blade, Clean Off The Old Material And Re-caulk... Bc
 
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Old 12-29-07, 08:14 AM
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The removable stuff I saw was silicone. Is this not as good as the non-removeable silicone?

I'm not crazy about taking a razor blade to the stove.
 
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Sealing The Gap

Not A Problem... The Surfaces Are Impervious To Damage By Razor Blade... Just Do It And Be Happy... Bc
 
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In all my years I have never seen anyone caulk a stove into place between 2 cabinets. That's my 2 cents.
 
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Old 12-30-07, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by XSleeper View Post
In all my years I have never seen anyone caulk a stove into place between 2 cabinets. That's my 2 cents.
Neither have I.
What I have seen and had once, was a flexible plastic strip/trim, sort of like a 'T' about 30-36" long, came in a pair, 1 for each side, which sits on the counter top and butts up against the stove.
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In all my years I have never seen anyone caulk a stove into place between 2 cabinets. That's my 2 cents.
In my defense, just because something is new does not mean it is bad. The filler strips mentioned above are actually too big for the gap. The gap is very small and crumbs are not falling through it, but rather getting stuck.

The top of the stove is beveled and the counter top is strait like this:

(stove ->) \| (<- countertop)

As long as the caulk will not cause any harm I will give it a try.

Thanks for the replies.
 
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Did it work?

We have the same situation - stove abuts granite with crack just large enough for crumbs to get trapped. Off the shelf silicone strips are oversized and overkill. Did silicone hold up? What type did you use? Are you satisfied with how it came out?
I debated buying the strips and running them through my table saw to make them narrow, but silicone caulk sounds better. However, I have seen it discolor when used near a kitchen sink when it gets wet. Interested to hear how you made out here.
 
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Every single stove in America has a little space between it and the countertop. You need a little bit of wiggle room to get it in and out. Like others here I've never seen anybody caulk this. Id just leave it alone.
 
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If this bugs you alot, next time get a drop in stove. The exception to Johnny's universal statement
 
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Those strips they sell will melt just from the surface temp. That would be my concern about caulk too.
 
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